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delayed the inauguration of cancer-stricken president hugo chavez. >> this is essentially a power play. behind that secrecy there is nothing but an attempt to ensure the continuity of the regime regardless of president chavez's presence. >> woodruff: and with five oscar nominations, we examine the controversy surrounding one of the most talked about new films yet to see a nationwide release; "zero dark thirty," about the hunt for osama bin laden. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: as unemployment, growth and budget concerns continue, the man who will
: we turn now to venezuela, where president hugo chavez was supposed to be inaugurated for a new term today but was instead out of the country. ray suarez has more on the reason for and controversy surrounding his absence and the future of his political movement. >> reporter: thousands of supporters descended on the presidential palace in the venezuelan capital, caracas, today, chanting and waving flags in a show of support for their ailing, absent president. venezuela is a country of 29 million people, an oil exporter subsidizing energy-hungry poor countries, like cuba and haiti. and it sends 800,000 barrels of oil a day to the u.s.-- its number one customer. president hugo chavez has led the nation for 14 years. his third term expires today. he won re-election in october and was supposed to be sworn in again today for another six years, as the constitution requires. but chavez suffers from aggressive, reoccurring cancer, hasn't been seen in public in a month and was too sick to return to venezuela from medical treatment in cuba. >> the illness of the president has been treated like
-president is traveling to cuba to visit ailing president hugo chavez, who has been receiving cancer treatment and fighting a severe respiratory infection following surgery. he has not been seen since before his last operation in december. thursday, he missed the swearing-in of his third term as leader. shia muslims are refusing to bury the victims of thursday's bombing unless the army guarantees their safety from sectarian attacks. more than 80 people were killed and dozens injured in attacks on a crowded street in a shia area. protests in sri lanka following the parliament vote to impeach the chief justice of the country. the vote disregards the supreme court ruling that such action would not be legal. international rights groups have called it an assault on judicial independence. the king of saudi arabia has appointed 30 women to the previously all-male council. the council is the most influential political body in the country and its members are put in place by the kaine, who took the decision to appoint women after consulting various leaders. >>> a british tv presenter spent every minute
report says the agency did not learn about the courier that way. >> venezuelan president hugo chavez battling respiratory failure as he fights a severe lung infection. in a televised statement, he describes his complication as "respiratory inefficiency." chavez has been in a cuban hospital since having cancer surgery more than three weeks ago. the administration minister did not give information about his treatment or prognosis. he has not been seen publicly since his surgery. >>> coast guard investigators from new orleans are headed to alaska to investigate a shell oil drilling rig. the rig is upright and stable and that there is no visible evidence of a spill. no word yet on when it could be moved. it's holding more than 150,000 gallons of diesel and oil. >>> also, same-sex marriage bills are making news of two more states here, first in illinois, a state senate committee held a bill to legalize it, but failed to put it on a full vote before the floor. rhode island laumakers have introduced bills to allow same-sex marriage as well. it's legal in nine states, plus the district of co
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